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Deborah Ross
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 34
Incumbent
In office
2003 - 2013
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Deborah K. Ross is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 38 from 2003 to 2013. She served as a Majority Whip and, at the time of her resignation, State House Deputy Minority Whip.

On May 1, 2013, Ross announced her resignation from the House to become general counsel for Triangle Transit. House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) announced on May 29, 2013 that Ross would officially leave on June 1, 2013.[1][2]

Ross earned her bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1985. She received her law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School in 1990. She is an attorney, business ethics consultant and senior lecturing fellow. Ross is married to Steve Wrinn.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Elections
Ethics, Vice-chair
Finance
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ross served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ross ran for re-election in 2012. Redistricting moved her to District 34. She ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Ross Incumbent 97.4% 32,206
     Other Write-in 2.6% 869
Total Votes 33,075

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Ross won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. She had no primary opposition but was challenged by Madison Shook (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Deborah Ross (D) 14,093 65.63%
Madison Shook (R) 7,382 34.37%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ross won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[7] $88,878 was raised for this campaign.[8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Deborah Ross (D) 26,754
Susan J. Hogarth (L) 4,764

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ross is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Ross raised a total of $575,527 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[9]

Deborah Ross's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House, District 34 Won $133,532
2010 North Carolina House, District 38 Won $93,667
2008 North Carolina House, District 38 Won $88,878
2006 North Carolina House, District 38 Won $89,754
2004 North Carolina House, District 38 Won $94,028
2002 North Carolina House, District 38 Won $75,668
Grand Total Raised $575,527

2012

Ross won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ross raised a total of $133,532.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Deborah Ross's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$8,000
Goodmon, James F.$5,000
Burns, Chase$2,500
Edmisten, Linda H.$2,250
Debnam, C. Dean$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$133,532
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Ross was up for re-election, she collected $93,667 in donations.[10]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Deborah Ross's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Advocates For Justice$4,000
North Carolina Democratic House Cmte$3,303
North Carolina Dental Society$3,250
Bank Of America$3,000
Farah, Victor$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $93,667

2008

In 2008, Ross collected $88,878 in donations.[11]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
NORTH CAROLINA ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE $6,000
NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CMTE $5,454
CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION $4,000
NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY $3,000
BANK OF AMERICA $2,000
ABRAMS, MARGARET S $2,000
ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 38
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Yvonne Lewis Holley (D)
Preceded by
Grier Martin (D)
North Carolina House - District 34
2013–present
Succeeded by
Grier Martin (D)